2021 Progress Report – Making the transition to zero-emission mobility

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Commercial vehicle registrations: +36.9% first half of 2021; +12.4% in June

In June 2021, commercial vehicle registrations in the EU markets increased by 12.4% year-on-year to 185,573 units.

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Fuel types of new cars: battery electric 7.5%, hybrid 19.3%, petrol 41.8% market share in Q2 2021

In the second quarter of 2021, registrations of electrically-chargeable cars continued to expand in the European Union. The market share of battery electric vehicles more than doubled – from 3.5% in the second quarter of 2020 to 7.5% this year – while plug-in hybrids made up 8.4% of all new cars sold. Demand for hybrid cars also strongly increased during this three-month period, accounting for 19.3% of EU car registrations. At the same time, the market share of traditional fuel types (petrol and diesel) contracted, together making up 62.2% of new cars sold.

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Fit for 55: EU auto industry’s initial reaction to Europe’s climate plans

Given the crucial importance of the mammoth ‘Fit for 55’ EU climate package for the auto sector and the millions of people it employs, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is eager to study the full details of the proposals just released by the European Commission.

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Europe's automotive workforce needs Just Transition framework, warn trade unions, industry, employers and NGOs

In an open letter to Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, trade unions, auto industry associations, employers and environmental organisations call for urgent action to guarantee a just transition for Europe’s auto workers ahead of the publication of the ‘Fit for 55’ climate package.

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Electric cars: lower-income countries fall behind, with uptake linked to GDP per capita

Strong national variations in EU sales of electric cars are clearly correlated to a country’s standard of living, according to new research by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA).

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Commercial vehicle registrations: +36.9% first half of 2021; +12.4% in June

In June 2021, commercial vehicle registrations in the EU markets increased by 12.4% year-on-year to 185,573 units.

AERIS Air Quality Report: Euro 7 cost-benefit assessment

In order to put the Euro 7/VII Regulations into context and to provide fresh new data, ACEA tasked AERIS Europe to examine the impact that the latest new Euro 6/VI vehicles are having on air quality on EU, regional and city levels and to see what additional benefits might come from some scenarios for Euro 7/VII.

AERIS Air Quality Report: Euro 7 impact assessment, July 2021 update

The emission limit scenarios for Euro 7/VII and the associated changes to testing procedures that were proposed by the European Commission’s consultants in the stakeholder meetings in April 2021 are hugely challenging to industry at large.

Fuel types of new cars: battery electric 7.5%, hybrid 19.3%, petrol 41.8% market share in Q2 2021

In the second quarter of 2021, registrations of electrically-chargeable cars continued to expand in the European Union. The market share of battery electric vehicles more than doubled – from 3.5% in the second quarter of 2020 to 7.5% this year – while plug-in hybrids made up 8.4% of all new cars sold. Demand for hybrid cars also strongly increased during this three-month period, accounting for 19.3% of EU car registrations. At the same time, the market share of traditional fuel types (petrol and diesel) contracted, together making up 62.2% of new cars sold.

Interactive map - Automobile assembly and production plants in Europe

290 automobile factories operate across the European continent today, producing passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, buses and engines.

Passenger car registrations: +25.2% first half of 2021; +10.4% in June

In June 2021, passenger car registrations in the European Union increased again (+10.4%) compared to the same month last year, albeit at a more modest rate than in previous months.

Fit for 55: EU auto industry’s initial reaction to Europe’s climate plans

Given the crucial importance of the mammoth ‘Fit for 55’ EU climate package for the auto sector and the millions of people it employs, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) is eager to study the full details of the proposals just released by the European Commission.

2021 Progress Report – Making the transition to zero-emission mobility

The 2021 update of the annual ‘Making the Transition to Zero-Emission Mobility’ report covers the progress made in the European Union on the key enabling factors for alternatively-powered passenger cars and vans.

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About ACEA

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, or ACEA, unites Europe’s 15 major car, truck, van and bus makers.

We are the voice of the auto industry: a technological world leader and the backbone of the EU economy. Our members keep Europe on the move, providing diverse solutions for moving people and goods from A to B.

Together, we are progressing on the road to zero-emission and zero-fatality transport. We are addressing major technology shifts and the changing mobility needs of Europeans.

ACEA is working towards a new era of mobility, where all Europeans can access affordable transport solutions that are:

  • Green & Clean
  • Smart & Efficient
  • Safe & Reliable

Our aim is to drive Europe’s mobility transformation – while at the same time ensuring that the auto industry remains a strong Global & Competitive player.

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